Interviews

Mar 22, 2019 14:03
Sanjay Gupta, Managing Director, Star India

In a wide ranging and extensive interaction with SportzPower conducted just ahead of the March 20 announcement of The Walt Disney Company closing its $71.3 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox, SANJAY GUPTA, managing director of Star India, offers a detailed overview of the critical role sports plays in the business of India’s largest broadcast network.

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Mar 11, 2019 16:03
Dr Tim Gabbbett

The body is the currency of every sportsperson, its state the biggest difference between success and failure. With sport becoming demanding by the day, the field of sports science and medicine is becoming more professional and as a result, increasingly focused upon by sports teams and organizations.

As the West has grown in leading the way in research of sports sciences and medicine, Dr TIM GABBETT has been one of its leading exponents since the last two decades. With two PhDs specialising in human physiology and football, the Australian has worked with elite international athletes over several Commonwealth Games (2002 and 2006) and Olympic Games (2000, 2004, and 2008) cycles.

Mar 02, 2019 11:03
Laurent Puons, CEO, Monaco Mediax/IMAGINA

A week ahead of SPORTELAsia 2019 Macau, LAURENT PUONS, CEO, Monaco Mediax/IMAGINA, shares with SportzPower his expectations from this year's spring edition of the world’s biggest sports media convention.

What are the current opportunities for the sports broadcast sector in Asia? 
There are great opportunities for all types of sports to enhance their fan base across Asia. Each country in Asia offers its own challenges and opportunities. For sure direct to consumer and fan engagement themes continue to grow in importance for our members.    

Jan 25, 2019 10:01
Jitendra Joshi SportzConsult

When Gaja Capital, the city-based private equity firm, provided funding Rs 650 million to SportzVillage, the sports and fitness education venture back in October 2015, it would have taken a clairvoyant to predict it would play a part in changing the landscape of amateur sport in India. 

SportzConsult, the sports management arm of SportzVillage, has now teamed up with its new sister company KOOH Sports to launch the world’s first city-level, franchise-based, multi-sports competition - Mumbai Games. Dubbed as ‘Mumbai’s very own Olympics’, it was held from 15 December 2018 through to 20 January 2019.

Nov 12, 2018 14:11
BKT’s joint managing director RAJIV PODDAR

‘CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME’. It is easy to believe that the cliché applies to most companies entering the sports sponsorship arena, starting from their home country, before branching out to the world. However, if there is one Indian company that is taking a different route, it is Balkrishna Tires, better known as BKT Tires.

BKT has made headlines this year for rapidly widening its sports sponsorship gambit from Europe through activations with football leagues in France and Italy, followed by Australia’s premier T20 cricket tournament Big Bash League, and now to the Pro Kabaddi League in India.